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Farmer’s crop destroyed by hogs

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GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A Greene County farmer is having issues with feral hogs destroying his crop.

With the help from officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, they were able to trap some, but not all of them.

A farmer at Eason Farms, who has witnessed these hogs firsthand, said some people think it is cruel to trap them.

“We do not do this to be mean,” Eason said.

Eason told Region 8 News they have had a problem with these hogs for nearly two years now.

“We do not know exactly where they are coming from,” he said. “We worry about them reproducing.”

The hogs have been doing what they do best: eating corn from the fields and leaving behind only dirt.

Eason said an acre of his crop has been destroyed and it was not the first visit from the hogs.

Eason said they tore up the field he replanted once before.

AGFC officers set up a trap in the field and recently captured four of six hogs they believe are in the area.  

Eason hopes the other two are caught because it is starting to hurt his farming business.

“They're a pest,” Eason said. “They are not a friendly, loving nature animal. They are out here tearing stuff up. That's what they do. It's hurting us. It's hurting our production. We can't stay in business if they're just out here destroying our profit.”

Eason said the feral hogs have caused more than $1,000 in damages.

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